FOI – Questionable Spending


The Kingston Economic Development Corporation says questionable spending by the organization between 2010 and 2015 was acceptable during that time period…but things have drastically changed and that spending would not be allowed today.

The economic development agency says it has fulfilled a freedom of information request from the group Friends of Kingston and is giving the group the financial records covering the period between 2010 and 2015.

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he’s angry and appalled at the spending that included activity at bars, restaurants, officers messes, golf clubs and 22 visits to a bar inside the Plaza strip club expensed by former CEO Jeff Garrah. Garrah resigned after the group Friends of Kingston launched a campaign to review the financial records of the organization.


Historic Sexual Assault – Kingston


Kingston Police say there may be more victims in a historic sexual assault case after arresting a 71 year old man.

Lance Lockwood was arrested in Halifax earlier this week and brought back to Kingston to face two charges of sexually assault boys in the early 1980’s. Kingston Police say Lockwood was associated with various youth groups and teen events in the city during the 1980s.

Detective Darren Lund at Kingston Police is leading the investigation.


OPP – Thanks People – Rescue


Prince Edward County OPP are thanking people who rescued a man on the weekend.

The 30 year old man was found in the water at the Dunes Beach area of Sandbanks Provincial Park around 3:30 on Sunday afternoon.

People were performing CPR on the man when police and paramedics arrived on the scene.  He was rushed to hospital in critical condition.

Police say he remains in hospital.


Driver Charged


The driver of a car that rear-ended a motorcycle in Napanee is facing charges.

The collision took place Wednesday afternoon on Bridge Street.  The driver of the motorcycle suffered minor injuries.

A 289 year old woman from Elgin has been charged with following to close and driving a vehicle without a validated permit.




Housing – Building Permits


Kingston has seen the highest growth in the value of building permits issued this year in all of Canada according to Statistics Canada.

Mayor Bryan Paterson says the number of permits issued increased by 445% between May of 2018 and May of this year.  Paterson says it is a positive step to increase the vacancy rate and address the affordability of housing in Kingston.



Corvette Club


About 50 Corvettes from members of Corvette clubs from across Ontario rolled into Kingston last night for a special dinner at the Royal Military College.  The President and V-P of General Motors were on hand to talk to the group about the new mid-engine C-8 Corvette.


Old Cars – Public Showing


65 vehicles from the Horseless Carriage Club of America that have been visiting Kingston this week.

The vehicles were made before 1916 and have been driving around the area as part of the club’s annual Southern Ontario and North Jersey tour.

The vehicles will be on display in Springer Market Square today from 11am to 2pm.


Golf Company Sold


A Kingston based company that specializes in components for high end golf equipment has been acquired by True Sports – an American based company.

True Sports has acquired Premium Golf Management…including its Accra brand that specializes in graphite golf shafts.

Premium Golf Management was started in Kingston in 2002.

It says the deal will open new global markets for its products and help with research and development.

A story on the deal is featured in Golf Digest.